Bottesini to Alberto Mazzucato (Verona, 7 Nov 1844)
Pregiatissimo Signore,

I need to know as soon as possible if from Ricordi or Lucca it is possible to have copied the score of the Duetto from Nabucco as well as Abigaille "Donna chi sei"; Griselda's scena and Rond˛ in I Lombardi "Se vano Ŕ il pregare"; Briano's Cavatina in the opera Il Templario "Se per te nel cor talora"; as well as the Romanza for Baritone in the same opera "Lo salva o Ciel clemente". Forgive me for the trouble it causes you but this time it will be worth replying straight away and letting me know at what price I would be able to have them. Our theatre is going much like the others and I find it boring to discuss it. Should you see Sangali, give him my greetings as well as to Ferrara, Rossi, Rabboni, Yvon etc.

On waiting for Due Foscari, mi creda di lei aff.mo servitore

Giovanni Bottesini
Italian Original
Source: Museo Teatrale alla Scala, Milan, CA 6905
Published in: Inzaghi: Giovanni Bottesini p120, carteggio 3